Introducing Karavan Studio's

September Semester 2020


Enrollment is now open for this semester's selection of khoreographies in preparation for GBDAC2021.


Each of these classes will also be filmed for Karavan Online.


All classes will be available virtually with limited live studio rotation, so be sure to sign up today!

Accessing Karavan Studio

Find out how students can access Karavan classes online and via our live studio rotation -- everything from beginners to Project Band.  

Karen and Kathy explain all the details and we have a special announcement at the end of the video.

A Word About September Semester 2020 Khoreographies

We have an exciting line-up for this semester's choreographies!


  • Schuttel Dienen Speck -- The song that became the YouTube sensation with the dancing witches – literally translated from German to mean “Shake Your Bacon”
  • Aghadan Alqak -- Sara teaches this dramatic and beautiful instrumental version of an Oum Kaltoun classic with lots of qanuun and violin
  • Kizomba Belly Fusion -- Suzanne is back with the soft & sexy moves "inspired by" the Latin dance style, Kizomba combined with vocabulary from Belly Dance with a lot of Fusion
  • Sohair Zaki Fi Baladi -- Valori brings together this choreography rich with Egyptian Baladi expressions, juicy moves, inspiring dynamics, strong accents, soft transitions and earthy hip work
  • Fresh -- Baby Karen is bringing on the fun with this energetic Arabic pop song that will likely get stuck in your head
    Bellyfit 
    -- Valori has 2 classes available to enjoy this fabulous fusion of fitness and dance.  THIS CLASS IS NOT A CHOREOGRAPHY CLASS - but it IS a new addition to Karavan and the 2020-2021 School Year.

We will be holding all of our classes virtually, will be having limited live studio rotation throughout the semester, AND we will be opening participation in GBDAC2021 (Karavan's 25th Anniversary Show) to anyone who learns the dances in either format.

Let's dance,

-Karen

Here are the details:

  • Classes run from September 1st and are projected to run through February 28, 2021.


  • All students enrolled in this semester's khoreography classes receive their Karavan Online subscription for free!


  • Students enrolled in khoreography classes pay for every class on the schedule whether they attend in person, via Zoom or via playback on Karavan Online. PLEASE NOTE THAT STUDENTS MUST ENROLL IN/PAY FOR THE ENTIRE CHOREOGRAPHY TO PERFORM IT IN GBDAC2021. 


  • Students can choose to pay for the semester in full OR reserve their spot for $50 and make the remaining payments at the studio at the $12.50 hourly rate.


  • Live classes will be limited to 5 people within the studio and you must request to be included in the live studio rotation.

All classes will be available virtually!

In your confirmation email for your class you will receive your own personal "key" to the online studio, as well as links to save the dates to your calendar, and instructions for being included in the live studio rotation.


You are welcome to load up your Karavan Account Card and easily contact Karen for your account balance. 

Refund Policy

There are no refunds once payment is made for loading a Karavan Account Card, purchasing online/live classes, or subscribing to Karavan Online. If you wish to cancel your Karavan Online subscription, please contact [email protected]

Schuttel Dienen Speck

Mondays, 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Karen

The song that became the YouTube sensation with the dancing witches – literally translated from German to mean “Shake Your Bacon”. 

Rationalized with my mother’s German roots, I intend to have a lot of fun with this dance! The challenge will be the intricate articulation to the rapidity of the vocals, intentionally placed “slowdowns”, swapping between performing and jamming, and managing the huge brass instrumental links – all in less than 3 minutes. 

Level: Advanced

Aghadan Alqak

Thursdays, 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Sara

A dramatic and beautiful instrumental version of an Oum Kaltoun classic with lots of qanuun and violin. 

Flowing arm and leg movements, level changes, accents and
shimmies will move us through multiple sections of rhythm changes and a short taqsim.

Classes start on September 10th.

Find out more about Sara at sarabellydancer.com 

Level: 3.5 - Intermediate / Advanced

Kizomba Belly Fusion

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Suzanne

You will learn soft & sexy moves "inspired by" the Latin dance style, Kizomba combined with vocabulary from Belly Dance with a lot of Fusion. 

This dance will be heavy on the hip and light on everything else. 

Level: 3.5 - Intermediate / Advanced

Sohair Zaki Fi Baladi

Wednesdays, 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Valori

This choreography is rich with Egyptian Baladi expressions, juicy moves, inspiring dynamics, strong accents, soft transitions and earthy hip work.

A slow sensual, taqsim sets ups this effervescent piece and allows for work not only on technique but on expression and stage presence as well. 

As the music progresses, we will develop technique and baladi pattern and movements to be able to execute them with power but feminine ease at the same time.

We will also work on charisma and stage presence for this beautiful and vivacious piece.

Classes start on September 9th.

Level: 3.0 - Intermediate

Fresh

Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Baby Karen

"Fresh” by Latifa is an energetic Arabic pop song that will likely get stuck in your head and is just so fun to dance to. 

Danced with (mostly) American Cabaret style this choreography takes advantage of the song's variety with pockets of gooey-ness and purposeful isolations.

Level: 3.0 - Intermediate

Bellyfit

Fridays,  11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Valori

Saturdays, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Valori

Valori has 2 classes available to enjoy this fabulous fusion of fitness and dance.  THIS CLASS IS NOT A CHOREOGRAPHY CLASS - but it IS a new addition to Karavan and the 2020-2021 School Year. 

In the first half of the class, burn mega calories with fun and sexy
cardio moves inspired by Belly Dance, Bollywood, Bhangra, African Dance and more. 

In the second half of the class, feel the burn with a Pilates-inspired core workout to strengthen and tone the waistline. Yoga inspired stretch and closing Mudra Meditation leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. 

Please wear comfortable fitness clothing and bring a water bottle – you will need it! Shimmy your way to a healthier you.

Classes start on Friday, September 11th and Saturday, September 12th.

Level: All